Extraction vs Infusion - What's the difference?

extraction | infusion |


As nouns the difference between extraction and infusion

is that extraction is an act of extracting or the condition of being extracted while infusion is tea (infusion made from herbs).

extraction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An act of extracting or the condition of being extracted.
  • A person's origin or ancestry.
  • Something extracted, an extract, as from a plant or an organ of an animal etc.
  • * Milton
  • They [books] do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
  • (military) An act of removing someone from a hostile area to a secure location.
  • (dentistry) A removal of a tooth from its socket.
  • Synonyms

    * descent, lineage

    infusion

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
  • An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
  • The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
  • The act of installing a quality into a person.
  • * 1602 : , act V scene 1
  • [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
  • (obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.